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Analysis of Labour Participation Behaviour of Korean Women with Dynamic Probit and Conditional Logit

Myoung-jae Lee and Yoon-Hee Tae

Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2005, vol. 67, issue 1, 71-91

Abstract: We analyse the dynamic labour participation behaviour of Korean women. State dependence under unobserved heterogeneity is considered, where the heterogeneity may be unrelated, pseudo-related, or arbitrarily related to regressors. Three minor methodological contributions are made: interaction terms with lagged response are allowed in dynamic conditional logit; a three-stage algorithm for dynamic probit is proposed; and treating the initial response as fixed is shown to be ill-advised. The state dependence is about 0.6 × SD(error), higher for the married or junior college-educated, and lower for women in their twenties and thirties. While education increases participation, college education has negative effects for women in their forties or above. Marriage has a high negative short-term effect but a positive long-term effect. Copyright 2005 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Date: 2005
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